Justice and Mercy
“ACT JUSTLY, LOVE MERCY, WALK HUMBLY.” MICAH 6:8.
Our team exists to carry out Jesus’ mandate in Matthew 25:31-46 by caring for the the poor, the weak and the marginalised in our local and global communities, and to encourage each person at Menai Anglican
Church to develop a social justice conscience and join in serving with us.
At present we are working on these projects:
- Compassion child sponsorship
- World Vision 40 Hour Famine
- TEAR Christmas and Easter cards supporting third world needs
- Refugee advocacy and support
- Fair Trade
LOCAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT :
- Bread distribution
- Food bank providing emergency meals
- Anglicare Food drive, Toys & Tucker
- Assisting people out of work
- Advocacy/letter writing to fight trafficking, support persecuted christians, etc
- Care for God’s creation through recycling in our church and Clean Up Australia
- Year-round can collection at church for local needs
- Knitting squares and bears for hospitals and Wrap with Love
- Hammondcare & Anglicare aged care visiting
- Backyard blitzes
- Community support services through counselling, seminars and groups
- And much more!
Please join us – “whatever we do for the least of these we do it for Jesus”
For more information, contact Eric & Carolyn Hatfield (9521 6460).
Tear Australia (Transformation, Empowerment, Advocacy and Relief)
TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians responding to the needs of poor communities around the world. Priority is given to those programs that strive to involve the most marginalized and exploited regardless of their religious or political beliefs.
Each Easter and Christmas, Janelle Conolly, MAC’s TEAR rep. organizes on behalf of the Justice and Mercy Team, a Useful Gift shop where cards are sold to benefit TEAR. We are pleased to report that last year, from these sales, MAC contributed $4,365.00. Thanks to all those generous people for their continued support.
TEAR holds an annual conference this year on Friday night 14th and all day Sat. 15 July at St Anne’s Anglican Church Ryde. It is entitled ‘’Çoming Back to Earth, Living faithfully in the 21st Century’’. It is a forum for old and new supporters to hear thoughtful and reflective teaching on Biblical justice. Eric and Carolyn Hatfield have been asked to lead a workshop on ‘Being a voice for Social Justice in your church’. Join JAM and other MAC members at this event. If interested, please contact Eric or Carolyn Hatfield.